Trust House’s highest-ever profit

Trust House’s highest-ever profit

PHOTO/FILE Year ahead challenging KAREN COLTMAN karen.coltman@age.co.nz The Trust House Limited annual report for the 2018-2019 year shows a $5.75 million trading profit. This is the highest profit returned in its 70-year history. Trust House is a community-owned...

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Kapa haka included in school timetable

Kapa haka included in school timetable

Masterton Intermediate kapa haka group practising. PHOTOS/EMMA BROWN EMMA BROWN emma.brown@age.co.nz Kapa haka is building strength at Masterton Intermediate School with this year’s group approximately 180-strong. The children are gearing up for the Whakaoriori Kapa...

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Rach’s beauty tour comes to Masterton

Rach’s beauty tour comes to Masterton

PHOTO/GETTY IMAGES Kiwi supermodel Rachel Hunter will be in Masterton next month to promote her new book. Hunter will appear at Paper Plus on Queen St on October 15 to promote Rachel Hunter’s Tour of Beauty. The book is a behind-the-scenes view of her travels making...

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‘Wai’ now Bishop Quayle

‘Wai’ now Bishop Quayle

The newly ordained Bishop Quayle. PHOTOS/KAREN COLTMAN An historic occasion at Rathkeale College KAREN COLTMAN Karen.coltman@age.co.nz A moving powhiri on a dazzling spring day, a haka and the ordination of the first Maori Woman to the bishopric of the New Zealand...

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SH2 issue may block Lansdowne development

SH2 issue may block Lansdowne development

PHOTO/KAREN COLTMAN Roundabout requirement questioned KAREN COLTMAN karen.coltman@age.co.nz Road safety concerns were at the centre of a consent application hearing for the expansion of Lansdowne Park retirement village by its owners, Arvida. Lawyers for the New...

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Skaters have a say

Skaters have a say

Ben King [hat] and Tadhg Coulthard-Miller assessing possible design elements for the Masterton Skatepark revamp. PHOTO/KAREN COLTMAN KAREN COLTMAN karen.coltman@age.co.nz Around 30 people turned up on Wednesday to view concept designs for a revamp of Masterton’s...

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Secrets of the stream network

Secrets of the stream network

This unique map was researched by Tony Garstang and designed by Kirsten Browne, and shows all the streams that run through Masterton. PHOTO/LYNDA FERINGA Running through Masterton is a network of streams which have been a source of life, shaped history, and acted as a...

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Learning through waiata and poi

Learning through waiata and poi

Poi Porotiti Tapara Patua 2019 group with tutors Pania Reiri-Smith and Palais Douglas. PHOTO/EMMA BROWN School programme has ‘wow’ factor During Te Wiki o te Reo Māori, the Wairarapa Times-Age is publishing a story a day highlighting the language’s rich history. EMMA...

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Stuck  duck …

Stuck duck …

A male Paradise duck stuck in a tree in Gladstone on Sunday. PHOTOS/SUPPLIED then along came a fire truck ‘Slumber the duck’ on the road to recovery and return to wild EMMA BROWN emma.brown@age.co.nz This is the story of a ducky who was unlucky, then got lucky. It’s...

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Home detention for child sex crimes

Home detention for child sex crimes

Michael Beaumont, pictured outside the North Shore District Court on Wednesday. PHOTO/NZME Marist brother worked in Masterton Victim says church became place of trauma Auckland Catholic Diocese employee has been sentenced to home detention after admitting historical...

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Te Wiki o te Reo Maori

Te Wiki o te Reo Maori

PHOTO/KAREN COLTMAN During Te Wiki o te Reo Māori, the Wairarapa Times-Age is publishing a story a day highlighting the language’s rich history. Students from Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Wairarapa are erecting 12 street signs in te reo in Masterton East to mark Te Wiki o...

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Big day for amped skaters

Big day for amped skaters

Masterton District Council has earmarked approximately $250,000 for a skatepark revamp. PHOTO/STOCK.ADOBE.COM KAREN COLTMAN karen.coltman@age.co.nz Passionate skater Sam Hall is spearheading the Masterton Skatepark Revamp Project, motivating the community and...

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Cafe Medici make history

Cafe Medici make history

Cafe Medici’s team with Wellington On a Plate festival director Sarah Meikle. PHOTO/JEFF McEWAN Martinborough’s Cafe Medici’s burger creation Prawn Underbelly was awarded first place in the Burger category at the Wellington on a Plate awards in Wellington on Monday...

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Army’s soldiers marching home

Army’s soldiers marching home

Silverwood Architect’s design of the Salvation Army site. GRAPHIC/SUPPLIED Architect includes original features in design KAREN COLTMAN karen.coltman@age.co.nz The Salvation Army’s $2.9 million do-up and new build of the Masterton premises on Ngaumutawa Rd goes to the...

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Demolition no easy task

Demolition no easy task

The former Masterton hospital is set for demolition. PHOTO/ELI HILL ELI HILL eli.hill@age.co.nz Quotes are being sought to demolish 14,000m2 of the old Masterton hospital and work is expected to be completed in under two years. The hospital which has been vacant for...

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